There are certain Christmas songs that bring warm fuzzy feelings, holiday cheer, and great past memories... These are not those songs.

We Asked...

We asked people, what is the one Christmas song they absolutely cannot stand. The song that every time it comes on they scream, moan and groan, or turn the music off.

Everybody has that one song that drives them up a wall, and we wanted to know what song that was.


Why Are These Songs Hated?

Some Christmas songs are overplayed, some are lyrically questionable, and some are just plain obnoxious. You would think songs that are only played one month of the year wouldn't be so bad, right? Well, you thought wrong.

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Here are the Top 10 Christmas Songs that Citizens of Illinois HATE with a Burning Passion:


  • 10

    Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer

    Elmo & Patsy

    I don't know if people are mad because this song is elder abuse, or because it's just repetitively annoying.

  • 9

    Last Christmas


    The song actually has very little to do with Christmas. It's mainly about a failed relationship, and coming face to face with them a year later.

  • 8

    Santa Baby

    Eartha Kitt

    A more sexy-sounding Christmas song about a Christmas list addressed to Santa Claus by a woman who wants extravagant gifts such as sables, yachts, and decorations from Tiffany's. I guess people are mad because Santa won't bring them a yacht.

  • 7

    I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

    Gayla Peevey

    Although it's cute that 10-year-old Gayla Peevey declared that she wanted a hippopotamus for Christmas, her child-like singing voice is ANNOYING!

  • 6

    Jingle Bells

    Barbra Streisand

    It sounds like she's having trouble speaking. "Over the fields, we go, laughing all the way-ea-ea-ay" Also, why is the song sped up so fast? It drives people crazy.

  • 5

    Little Drummer Boy

    The Harry Simeone Chorale

    Singing? More like high-pitched screaming. Yikes.

  • 4

    Feliz Navidad

    José Feliciano

    At first, it's fun because you are learning Spanish. But after you learn it, it just repeats over and over, driving you a little more loco each time.

  • 3

    Wonderful Christmastime

    Paul McCartney

    A song that people love to hate and a song that people love to love. It seems that people are annoyed by the song because it consists solely of verse and chorus sections. Once you get a small taste of a verse, it jumps right back into the chorus. Also, those weird robot noises are just aggravating.

  • 2

    The Christmas Shoes


    There's nothing more holly and jolly than a story about a kid trying to snag a pair of shoes because his mother is dying. Most depressing Christmas song ever.

  • 1

    All I Want for Christmas Is You

    Mariah Carey

    Deemed the most annoying holiday song ever. It's the go-to song every radio station overplays the day after Thanksgiving. It has gotten to the point where this song gets on people's last nerve.

  • HM

    The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)

    The Chipmunks

    Honorable Mention

    No explanation needed...

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